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we will be working with mta on the new list. the first lists are on your slide here. the next project is a broadway street scape and friedman project phase three. this is one of the final connections of the fall five what upgrade from broadway to grant street to batteries street. this is connecting in the middle -- a metal block of the street. this is replanting, streetscapes upgrades and pedestrians daylighting. this is supported by a prop k sales tax. the next project is a federally funded project. this project is moving forward into construction. it is currently in caltrans for review for construction application. mta anticipates beginning construction in early 2013 and completing the project by december 2013.
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the bottom of this blood is the 50 mile per hour/project. that is substantially completed with signs installed at approximately 180 schools throughout the city. we have included the schools that did receive those signs. the next two projects are signal projects. the first signal modification contract, this is to do simple modifications to existing signals like pedestrian countdowns. we included the location in district 3. this project experience a slight delay. the second project here is the link to the p r t. brt project.
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that project is federally funded. and just waiting to coordinate the schedule. the next project is signals and science project. this is to upgrade fligh lightrail vehicles. this project is behind schedule, but it is moving forward in terms of securing federal funds that need to be secured by the end of this year. we will work with mta to get an amendment to reset the schedule for the project. this is just a quick slide. this is an older brand we allocated to the port for several years ago and the use their own funds to plan the downtown very expansion project. we will work with them to close
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of the grants and reassigned the funds. the next project is the escalator rehab project. there are two phases of this project. phase one was high priorities. that project did experience some delays due to issues with america -- fire america requirements. the project is now on track. we worked on an amendment to get that project on track. there is expected completion by 2013. phase ii is currently in design. it is going through little bit of a budget reduction. the original budget included $17 million for 23 escalators. we are now free prioritizing capital funding needs. they will be looking at doing between 10-17 escalators. the budget has gone from 70 million to 10 million.
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that project will also it encounter a scuttled the leg, and we are working to get the amended schedule to realign the project. the final project for district 3 is the over all of the track. this project was recently completed in moving forward. district 9 -- >> before you move to district 9, maybe we could hear from the district 3 supervisor. supervisor chiu: thank you for the presentation. there are a number of items that were attributable to district 3. i do hope and wish that in the future we can work more closely
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with my office and constituents on the district three priorities. from my perspective, what is laid out here, these are decisions that were made year ago but did not reflect what i think our priorities for my district now. i want to state that so we look forward in the future to have been closer discussions about what is really important. there are certainly projects here i support, but as far as i do the transportation priority in the district, i think there are many things we are missing. i know this is now why we're going district by district through the analysis. i appreciate that, and i look forward to that work in progress. supervisor campos: following that, one of the reasons why i thought it was important to not only follow the projects in the works, but to give each one of
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us to highlight the project or issues that are not in the pipeline that should be in the pipeline, and i think the comment that commissioner chiu made is right on point. hopefully as we go through each district presentation, you can talk about some of those projects or issues that you still need to be added. i appreciate that. a general question to staff. and as you are going through these discussions with commissioners, sort of what is the process for possibly including things that may not be currently in the works. and just to make it clear fr the folks watching, the authority does not come up with the projects.
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however, the board has of tremendous amount of influencing. certainly let us know what your priorities are is fantastic. i cannot emphasize enough the window is extremely important, because we have the vehicle registration fee, closed to $38 million in area grant funds, and a tremendous amount of proper k funds, so this is the chance for the board to put its mark on the hot sex. it can include projects that are fully developed in the design or construction funding. we will be scheduling briefings with all of your offices to seek public input on that as well. commissioner chiu: i just want to say in that regard, and i state it is privately yesterday, but i have a lot of interest in seeing work and pilots being
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done on polk street. there are street scape proposals along columbus -- columbus avenue, and the embarcadero needs more work, a project really given the america's cup coming through. in chinatown. lots of ideas of what we can do, and i look forward to work with mta staff and others to figure out how we can find money is to move the projects for work. supervisor campos: thank you. if you can please continue. >> good morning. moving to district 9 -- senior planning -- planner at the planning commission. amid the othe octavia circulatin freeway affects cluster nine and several of your other districts. this is a study of traffic circulation, both locally and
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regionally affecting the cord network right here in our neck of the woods. we expect to bring the power report to their plans and programs committee within the next couple of months. among the corridor identified in this study is the san jose corridor, and we have been working with the partners at caltrans and other city departments to seek for their funds from caltrans to do a more robust design effort. both in that location and within the city area and you see shown on the slides, we are developing more near-term project opportunities to improve safety and traffic, the area. -- traffic calm in the area. >> the next project is one that was led by the planning department. it is the east community design plan. it was a visiting effort that looked at how we could change
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it to the 101 interchanged to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, and generally make it more neighborhood-oriented. interchange is also called the hairball for those of you that may be keeping track. the short-term what that short- term and small-skill improvements. it also looked at reconfiguring the entire inner change as a long-term potential improvement. i will now can't control over to the commissioner. >> that is the last change. district 9 project, at the first one is the green wave in the parking project. district 9 project is green wave along 14th street to folsom. i just wanted to also note there
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will be a larger green wave project -- this is to time green at lights for bicycle access along the corridor. there will be a series of projects that will be coming for prop k allocation, and you should see that in june. the next slide is the reebok to call it -- please call projects. these should be completed by june of this year. the folsom street bicycle project from 13th street to 19th street is completed. you see a picture of the completed picture on this slide. that ties into the next project, that streetscape improvement project. this carries the bicycle lane down from 13 through 19. that project is scheduled to go into construction september
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2012. the street scape improvement project is also expected to go into construction in september 2012. we have ipw staff here to answer any specific questions. the 15 mile per hour signs around the schools, at these locations include district 9. the traffic coming implementation project, the majority of them in district 9 are from traffic calling plans. we included the maps in your packet, and also include the list of projects in their current status. i know the traffic coming project is homes own implementation. this is a project where they combine them in a martial state across the school project. also a map included that shows a map of the projects and all of the improvements in their current status.
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converting standard crosswalks, this is converting what we call transfers or parallel line spots. these projects are both moving along well, and you can see the locations here. the next slide is what i call this week of 24th street. this is all centered around a grant that is federally funded and prop k leveraged improvement to the 24th street in mission. two pieces of this that we broke off to do implementation are on the northwest section and on the southeast section. we broke off early to make sure they go along with the mission street repaving project. the next few projects are similar projects we did an overview for on district 3, signal modification project. i just wanted to note that 30th
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street is actually already implemented. there was already across walk along the southern side of the intersection, and we were able to use prop b funds to get this already implemented and in the ground. the final project for district 9 is the 17th street pavement renovation project. this notice was issued in february and should be completed by this summer. with that, we will take any questions. we have agencies back here as well. >> thank you. supervisor campos: in terms of the overall time line of the project, have there been delays in any other projects? >> currently district 9 has no delays that would affect federal funding.
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we're waiting for the review that is going well. those are moving well. just a question related to the point that commissioner chu raised, which is how do we make sure that commissioners can inform you of new projects that they might have or issues that should buy priorities that are not currently priorities? taking that further, how we make sure there is also community involvement or input on that? the kosher. >> sure. speaking specifically to the one-state area plan, we certainly have a schedule established to do an informational item. then we will come back for an
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action item, and that is just on the policy aspects that is a reflective project to get your input and community input on the actual guidelines and then move forward to a project selection process from their where we will be doing our reach through channels we have worked on to select projects for that, and we will come back to the board as an information item and action item. we will work with project sponsors once we have selected the projects to make sure they are getting out to the community and making sure the community is brought back in as a whole. when we ever project combining several different authorities together, we can get back to the community and say this is the input. >> i would simply ask that you continue to work with individual supervisors to make sure that folks in their districts that need to be involved are
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involved. commissioner olague: i just have a quick question about outreach. i know in district 3 there are a large number of folks that are bilingual, as well as in district 9. our most of our reare most of t materials culturally sensitive or bilingual? >> we strive to have all of them bilingual. then we can obviously have translation services available for those that needed at meetings and things of that nature. >> how do you approach that out reach? >> do you go to the schools? do you go to nonprofits? to g>> one of the challenges ise
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are not implementing agency. we try to put a higher priority for projects that are coming through this. >commissioner campos: any other comments or questions? we want to thank staff for the work and presentation. we will open it up to public comment. >> [inaudible] supervisors, you must remember, do not take this personally, what you can do is the guys that come here and give you a presentation, you can ask them for a power point presentation, and you can give this to the schools, merchants, other organizations. let me focus on district 9. it is crazy to have a bicycle lane on san bruno ave, unless
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you have $500 million to pay for casualties. we have already had six deaths. unless the writers were born to ride their bicycles participate in the x-games. it is unrealistic to have a bicycle lane from silver to bacon. why? because of the muni buses. the people who ride their bikes, they go on the sidewalk, because that is the only way they are safe. there are about 20 blind spots because of how narrow the road is. we need engineers to figure this
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out, and not do it with remote- controlled. these guys here do not live in the community. i do not know from where they come and what they feel about us. when it comes to bicycles, of course we all love bicycles, but we have to love safety. we do not want some supervisor to be knocked down just because he rides a bike. supervisor campos: thank you. next speaker. >public comment is closed. one of the things i would like to explore is as we continue with these discussions is how do we also inform members of these communities and all the other districts would projects are
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being funded by the county transportation authority and to hear about other priorities that are not on the list that should be included, so if you have any thoughts or suggestions on the process for making sure that happens, i am very open to doing that, and certainly these discussions are the beginning of making sure we shed light on everything that is being funded. another thing i think is important that we should bring other agencies to have of discussion to the extent the county transportation authority is providing funding and how do we make sure there is coordination and input from the district supervisors, not only from the county transportation authority, but from the other agencies? >commissioner olague: i am
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concerned a little bit about the coordination. i am not sure how this is all getting -- how the work is being integrated, and that sort of thing. we have so many departments working on transportation issues. the mta, planning. we have the mayor's office that has their own adviser on transportation issues. i would like to have a better sense of how the efforts are being coordinated. and decided on and that sort of thing. at some point i think it would be useful to have a better sense of that. taiga right. maybe at some point of transportation authority meeting in the neighborhoods might be appropriate. something to consider. any other comments on item eight? seeing none, this item is closed.
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>> introduction of new items and information items. supervisor campos: any new items for introduction? item 10. >> public comment. supervisor combampos: public comment is closed. item 11. meeting adjourned. at the harvey milk day. meeting adjourned. -- happy harvey milk day.l
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